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Tehran arrests eight local British embassy staff members

Video by Luke BROWN , Meriem AMELLAL

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-06-28

Iran has arrested eight staff members at the British embassy in Tehran (pictured) on accusations of having a role in post-election riots. Iran's foreign minister has said ties with Britain may be downgraded after both governments expelled diplomats.

AFP - Iran has arrested eight local staff at the British embassy in Tehran on accusations of having a role in post-election riots, the Fars news agency reported on Sunday.

"Eight members of the local staff at the British embassy who had a considerable role in the recent riots have been arrested," the agency said without quoting a source.

Iran has repeatedly accused Britain of stoking unrest. It has expelled the BBC correspondent in Tehran and arrested a British-Greek journalist, as well as a number of other British passport-holders it says were involved in rioting.

Last week, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki also said Iran may downgrade ties with Britain, after the two governments expelled diplomats in a tit-for-tat move.

 

Date created : 2009-06-28

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